Stem Cell Therapy for Neck Pain in Arlington, VA
There are a number of reasons you may be experiencing neck pain. It can be the result of an injury such as whiplash or just the strain of sitting in an uncomfortable position for extended periods of time. It can arise in the form of arthritis from years of wear and tear. In some cases, it may simply be a trait you inherited through your genes such as spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal canal. Some diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, meningitis, or certain types of cancer can also lead to neck pain.
The pain can be local, or in the case of a compressed nerve caused by a herniated disc or bone spurs, the sensation can shoot down your arm resulting in a loss of strength, or even numbness.
Whatever the cause or symptoms may be, seeking help can alleviate your pain and prevent future injuries.
Your doctor will likely begin with a consultation to review what movements increase your pain, and what conditions may have led to your discomfort in the first place.
Your doctor may need to perform an X-ray if the problem is caused by compressed vertebrae, arthritis, a slipped disc, a narrow spinal canal, or a fracture. For problems created by the tendons or ligaments, an MRI or CT scan may be the best option for diagnosis. Nerve problems can be identified with electromyography (EMG). Your doctor may also perform a blood test to rule out any infections that may be causing your pain.
Stem Cell Treatment
While some spinal conditions are not responsive to stem cell treatment, your doctor is able to employ a protocol to target and deliver mesenchymal stem cells to arthritic facet joints in the cervical spine. Mesenchymal refers to stem cells able to differentiate, or take on other forms, when reintroduced into your body.
Mesenchymal stem cells are harvested from the patient's fat, processed and then injected into the painful tissue during the same procedure. These particular cells have regenerative properties, helping to promote natural healing within the damaged disc or joint. There is no surgical exposure, damage to normal tissues. or loss of motion in the neck.
There are several simple techniques that you can adapt into your daily routine that may reduce your chances of developing neck pain. Here are just a few:
- Maintain the correct posture by keeping your head over your spine
- Adjust your chair at your desk to a more comfortable position
- Avoid holding your phone between your ear and shoulder
- Stretch at regular intervals throughout the day
- Don't sleep on your stomach
- Acquire a pillow that supports your neck's natural curvature
Request more information about stem cell treatment for neck pain today. Call (540) 356-3353 or contact Dr. Anne Truong online.
Truong Rehabilitation Center
Address10340 Spotsylvania Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tue: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wed: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thu: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm